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Leading analog semiconductor solutions provider M/A-Com Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (MTSI - Snapshot Report) recently introduced a new high power amplifier – MAAP-011027 – for C-Band radar and communication applications.  

The 8 W amplifier operates in the frequency bandwidth range of 5.2–5.9 GHz with 37% power-added efficiency. Moreover, it has a plastic packaging with Power Quad Flat No Leads package (PQFN), which can be used as a power amplifier stage or as a driver stage in high power applications.

Customers looking for small sized and simplified packaged solutions for high power pulsed applications are likely to benefit greatly from this amplifier.

Of late, Macom has been launching a wide array of new products to boost its revenues in the competitive market. Last month, the company introduced a 10-Watt amplifier for 2–6 GHz broadband high power applications. This amplifier helps customers to easily implement multiple applications simultaneously and eliminates the requirement of sensitive external radio frequency (RF) tuning components.

Headquartered in Lowell, Mass., Macom’s semiconductor solutions are used in RF, microwave, and millimeter wave applications. Some of its key products are Passive Components, Active Components, Diodes, Switches and Multi-Chip Modules, which are used in sectors ranging from optical communications, medical, mobile devices, wireless infrastructure to aerospace and defense. This ISO9001 international quality standard certified company has design and manufacturing offices throughout North America, Australia, Europe and Asia.

Macom currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Some other stocks in the industry that are worth a look include MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation (MX - Snapshot Report), Microchip Technology Inc. (MCHP - Analyst Report) and MaxLinear, Inc. (MXL - Snapshot Report). All of these have a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

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